Worksop: Aurora launch new Macmillan hub

A local cancer charity in Worksop are celebrating the launch of a new Macmillan Hub at an open day.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 30th April 2014, 10:00 pm
Memorial Avenue, Worksop
Worksop's old library which closes at the end of July.
Memorial Avenue, Worksop Worksop's old library which closes at the end of July. w100714-18e

The Aurora Well Being Centre, based in the old library building on Memorial Avenue, is run by volunteers and has been supporting people who have been diagnosed with cancer for more than ten years.

The open day on Friday 2nd May, 11am-3pm, will also give people the opportunity to try yoga, pilates and beauty treatments.

Debra Fores, general manager, said: “Aurora is all about supporting cancer survivorship.”

“We offer free packages of beauty treatments, holistic treatments, yoga and pilates and mindfulness programmes for people with a cancer diagnosis and their carers.”

“We offer the same to the general public at competitive prices and the funding from members of the public enables us to offer the free packages to people with a cancer diagnosis.”

“We welcome people to come along and see what we have to offer. “

“Whether you are a cancer survivor or a general member of the public there is something for you so come along and see us.”

One in three people in the Bassetlaw locality are affected by cancer whether that be as a patient, carer, friend or family member.

Peter Bradley, campaign manager, said: “Where do people go once their medical treatment is over? Are they expected to continue living the same life as before their cancer diagnosis? At our centre, we offer various services to inform, advise and support anyone affected by cancer.”

The new Macmillan Hub will offer up-to-date information about the possible effects and implications of a cancer diagnosis.

This includes advice on finances, benefits, emotional support and care plans.

“This will be an opportunity to look around the centre, visit stalls, find out more about our services and meet service users and members of the public.“

“Everyone is welcome to attend and there will be a light finger buffet,” Peter added.

Other services provided by Aurora include drop-in sessions, acupuncture, a Care to Give charity shop and Valerie’s Tearooms.

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